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Events | April 27, 2023
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Lifting Our Voices: 2023 Inaugural Michele Corey Child Advocacy Summit

Thursday, April 27, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

In-person Event:
Lansing Radisson Hotel
111 N Grand Ave
Lansing, MI 48933

Michigan’s Children hosted the 2023 inaugural Michele Corey Child Advocacy Summit to honor grassroots advocates and activists working to make Michigan a more equitable place for children, youth and families. The day-long program took place on April 27, 2023, at the Lansing Radisson Hotel.

Warner Executive Partner Monique Field-Foster was a featured panelist and answered questions about the legislative process and how to advocate for yourself in these interesting times.

Titled “Lifting our Voices,” this first-time policy and advocacy event was designed to validate and honor the work of unsung community she-roes and heroes, and provide a place for learning and networking, said Michigan’s Children President & CEO Matt Gillard. Advocates, program providers, caregivers and career professionals seeking to better engage the voices of youth and families were in attendance. The event is being offered at no cost to individuals, but space is capped at 200 participants.

The Summit was inspired by the life of Michele Corey, a nationally recognized advocate and public policy expert who committed her life to teaching others how to share their experiences with decision-makers to improve public policies and programs. Joining Michigan’s Children early in her career, Michele rose to the rank of vice president, helping to lead the nonprofit for over two decades. She passed away two years ago. 

“As we looked at ways to honor Michele’s legacy, we decided nothing would have pleased her more than to bring together other passionate advocates, and help empower them in their pursuits,” Gillard added. 

The event, which ran from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., featured speakers, presentations, a KidSpeak and break-out sessions designed to bolster the advocacy muscle of individuals and advocacy groups. 

For more information about the event, click here.